In the past few days, concern about the spread of coronavirus has rapidly increased. The District is working with faculty so that as many courses as possible can be offered online in the event that the colleges must be shut down. A
Student Help Desk for Canvas
offers support and information for students about Canvas.
While several universities around California have decided to shut down, each situation is unique. We are closely monitoring the situation and we will keep you informed.
IN THE EVENT OF A CLOSURE
Should it become necessary to shut down, all students, faculty and staff will be notified by numerous communication methods. These include email, text message, phone message, social media posts and Canvas messages. Check your contact information in WebAdvisor to make sure it is up to date.
A message will also be displayed on the home pages of the District and college websites. You should regularly check the District's web page at
to find out the latest developments regarding coronavirus at the District and colleges.
Should a closure occur, your instructors will also provide information on how your courses will proceed.
In the meantime, public health officials continue to stress that the
best way to protect against the spread of viruses is to practice good hygiene by taking the following steps:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time.
- If you feel ill or need to care for someone who is feeling ill, stay home. Please contact your medical provider if you have any concerns about whether you are healthy enough to return to work.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Reduce your contact when welcoming others, including handshakes, hugs and high fives.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.
Students who are ill or who have concerns about being on campus will be allowed to take a late withdrawal. This may affect your financial aid, so be sure to check with your college's Financial Aid office. Faculty are also developing plans for make-up work in the event of a campus closure.
We urge everyone to remain calm and keep abreast of the latest information. We will continue to remain diligent in this ever-evolving situation. The health and safety of our students, employees and the community is always our top priority.
Lynn Ceresino Neault, Ed.D.
Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh, Ed.D.
President, Grossmont College
Julianna Barnes, Ed.D.
President, Cuyamaca College